Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | February 14, 2007

Study: Air Conditioners Heat Up Cities

From the site: “The use of air conditioners to cool big city buildings is making it hotter outdoors, say Japanese researchers.

A study comparing the summer temperatures in downtown Tokyo on weekends versus weekdays shows air conditioners dump enough heat into the streets to raise the temperature at least 2 to 4 degrees F (1 to 2 degrees C).”

Read article at Discovery Channel News
TPE Link – Urban Climate

Image: Atlanta, GA. urban heat island. False-color image, vegetation is red, urban areas blue to black. Courtesy NASA Source

 

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